Midfielder Olivier Kemen joins Lyon from Newcastle

Olivier Kemen
Kemen captained France U19s at July's European Championship where they lost to Spain in the semi-finals

Midfielder Olivier Kemen has left Newcastle to join French side Lyon for a fee of 750,000 euros (£550,000).

Kemen, 19, signed for Newcastle from Metz in 2013 but never made a competitive first-team appearance.

"Officially a Lyon player. Really happy to sign this great club," the Frenchman wrote on Twitter.

Lyon, who finished second in Ligue 1 last year, confirmed the move and also the signings of midfielders Lucas Tousart and Sergi Darder.

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